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Our Futon Materials

The materials we use to make our futons and mattresses have been specifically chosen for their unique properties in providing the perfect sleeping surface. Each mattress is made from one or more of these natural materials to create the properties desired by the customer. Our materials are natural which make them better for those suffering from allergies and those with a compromised immune system.

Our materials are chosen according to therir unique properties to enhance the quality of our mattresses. The materials are 100% environmentally friendly, free of chemicals, and derived from easily renewable sources.

Coconut Fibre

This material is derived from the husk fibres of coconuts. The fibres are compressed together with natural glue giving it a rubbery texture. The coconut material has excellent moisture and air permeability properties which keeps the mattress internally dry. It is also extremely elastic, yet strong, making it a necessary addition to a mattress to provide firm support for the spinal column.

Rubberized coco fibre

We stopped using cotton as the impact of it on people's health, soil (pesticides, herbicides) and genetic engineering were all too negative. Our goal is to produce ethical, environmentally sound products.

The strength of rubberised coco fibre creates good support and air circulation.

Certified organic wool

Bamboo wool blend

A cross section of certified organic wool. Organic wool as well as enhanced air circulation. Certified organic wool is an en gent material which supplies warmth and softness, and doesn't absorb moisture. And at its best, it's available on our door step.

Organic wool

Since early last year Futon Ya San has been using certified organic wool from the Catlins.

It comes from the “Te Taunga” farm in the very south of New Zealand. Bruce & Denise McGill are the owners and they put in a great effort to provide exceptional quality to their customers.

The land is rugged and the climate harsh, nature is still quite untouched there. Bruce and his wife are committed organic farmers. I visited them in November and could see how they work and learned the difference between organic farming and the still common way of using harmfull chemicals on animals and land.

We established fairly fast an understanding with each other to keep some of this organic wool in New Zealand, to provide this high quality product to the people of New Zealand, and to keep the prices in an affordable range.

What is important to understand is that the process of scouring (cleaning of the wool) is certified organic as well.

We will continue our search for certified organic materials, to raise the standard of our products.